English Thesaurus
(adjective) 
Definition
gloomy and quiet, usually because of a disappointment
What are you both looking so glum about?
Synonyms
gloomy
He is gloomy about the fate of the economy.
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miserable
She went to bed, miserable and depressed.
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dismal
The main part of the hospital is pretty dismal.
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down
The old man sounded really down.
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low
`I didn't ask for this job, you know,' he tells friends when he is low.
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melancholy
It was at this time of day that I felt most melancholy.
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dejected
Everyone has days when they feel dejected or down.
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downcast
a glum, downcast expression
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morose
She was morose, pale and reticent.
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doleful
He stared over his glasses with a doleful look.
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downhearted
Don't be so downhearted.
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down in the dumps (informal)
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down in the mouth
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in low spirits
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chapfallen
, ,
moody
Don't go all moody on me!
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pessimistic
his excessively pessimistic view of life
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grumpy
I know people think I'm a grumpy old man.
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sullen
The offenders lapsed into a sullen silence.
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surly
He behaves in a surly and rude manner towards me.
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churlish
It seemed churlish to refuse an offer meant so kindly.
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sulky
a sulky adolescent
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crestfallen
He looked crestfallen when she turned him down.
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saturnine
He is a saturnine man who speaks with precision and pedantic care.
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huffy
He always seemed so angry or huffy.
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Opposites
, , ,
upbeat (informal)
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chirpy (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of churlish
Definition
surly and rude
It seemed churlish to refuse an offer meant so kindly.
in the sense of crabbed
Definition
bad-tempered
in the sense of crestfallen
Definition
disappointed or disheartened
He looked crestfallen when she turned him down.
Synonyms
chapfallen,
sick as a parrot (informal),
choked

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